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Eco-Active wash

Your FabricSmart™ washer uses a dual-action wash to give excellent wash performance whilst taking great care of your clothes. We call this the Eco-Active™ wash. The two parts to the Eco-Active™ wash are explained below:

Detergent activating wash (front-loader type wash)

For both ‘Eco-Active™, On’ and ‘Eco-Active™, Off’ selections, your FabricSmart™ washer fills the bowl at the selected temperature with just enough water so that your clothes are 100% saturated. This small amount of water flows down through the clothes, into the bowl base, mixes with the detergent, then is pumped up a specially designed portal and back onto the clothes in a cascade effect. This wash action thoroughly dissolves and activates the detergent.

Eco-Active™ wash

The concentrated solution of detergent and water rapidly targets stains and soils at the fibre-level of fabrics, boosting soil removal and accelerating the wash process.

The detergent activating wash on the ‘Sports’ cycle is cold temperature, to help prevent the setting of stains.

Agitation wash (top-loader type wash)

If you have selected ‘Eco-Active™, On’ after recirculating the sudsy water through your clothes, your FabricSmart™ washer will fill with just enough cold water to suspend the clothes in the diluted solution. The flexible finned agitator then provides just enough mechanical action to separate the soil from the clothes.

Agitation wash

If you have selected ‘Eco-Active™, Off’ or the ‘Sports’ cycle, your washer will fill with just enough water at the temperature you have selected.

The ‘Allergy’ cycle bypasses the detergent activating wash and proceeds directly to agitation wash.

‘Eco-Active™, On’ is available for selected cycles only. For optimum wash performance of some load types only ‘Eco-Active™, Off’ is available.


Eco-Active™ On

Eco-Active™ Off

Wool -
Easy Iron
Allergy -
Sports -
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